The Rainmaker: Outdoor Staging of Romantic Favorite
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The last date listed for The Rainmaker was Thursday August 29, 2013 / 8:15pm.
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Long before Frasier was spun off from Cheers, another break-out character got his own comedy vehicle. The character was Falstaff, Shakespeare's rotund rogue from Henry IV, and the showcase was The Merry Wives of Windsor, a madcap comedy that ranks among the Bard's very best. Vain and cowardly as ever, Sir John Falstaff courts two wealthy women in an attempt to get his hands on their money. When the women discover the scheme, however, they team up and turn the tables on the bumbling knight. First Folio Theatre presents this hilarious romp outdoors amid the natural splendor of the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Learn More
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My husband and I went to see it. It was a beautiful night for an outside performance. I loved it and my husband liked it (I'm sure he would have preferred a total comedy). However, there definitely was humor, and I thought the material was good...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“A fable of life-altering love …” —The New York Times
“Tackles timeless themes of love, passion, faith and magic.” —Huffington Post
The Rainmaker* *stars Hayley L. Rice as “Lizzie Curry” (“Nerissa” in The Merchant of Venice and “Edith” in Blithe Spirit at First Folio Theatre), Joseph Wycoff as “Starbuck” ( “Henry Higgins” in Pygmalion, “Longaville” in Love’s Labor’s Lost at Michigan Shakespeare Festival and Jeff Award nominee for Private Lives at First Folio Theatre), Aaron Christensen as “File” (The Taming of the Shrew at First Folio Theatre), Matthew Keffer as “Noah Curry,” David Rice as “H.C. Curry,” Alex Weisman as “Jimmy Curry” (Jeff Award winner for The History Boys at Timeline Theatre); and René Ruelas as “Sheriff Thomas.”
_Bring your own lawnchairs or rent one at concessions. Picnics are welcome. _